David Mallett : Second Cup Of Coffee

David Mallett is a singer/songwriter from Maine, active since the 1970’s, although I have only recently heard of him for the first time. His songs have been covered by artists as varied as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus, and, ahem, The Muppets (Garden Song). He’s recorded some more Country influenced albums in the past, but the songs of his I like most are firmly rooted in Folk-traditions. So, fittingly, the two videos I chose to share on here were recorded in a coffehouse in Massachusetts in 2014.




His website is: http://davidmallett.com/



Emmylou Harris & Steve Earle : Fort Worth Blues

The first Steve Earle related post on Back Road Bound, but it won’t be the last, as his songs and albums have been my companions for a very long time. Of course Emmylou Harris’ presence and voice are adding considerably to the greatness of this performance.